One Stop Shop fees will increase this summer

Cutting the tax revenue that has subsidized them, One Stop Shop Program fees for new permits, new phases of existing projects, and reinspections will increase an average of ten percent effective Monday, July 2, according to NKAPC executive director Dennis Gordon, FAICP.

“Although Kentucky statutes authorize charging what it costs to provide fee-based services, we’ve held off increasing these fees for a while in deference to local builders whose businesses have been decimated by this recession,” he said. “Unfortunately, this response has had a very negative impact on the tax revenue we receive.”

Gordon says local elected officials want to see a reversal to the trend of public funds subsidizing fee-driven services. “They don’t believe that’s an appropriate use of tax dollars.”

Open permits for which fees have been paid and on which reinspections are not required will not be assessed any additional costs, according to Gordon.

One Stop Shop Program components include: building, electric, HVAC, and zoning permits; building, electric, and HVAC inspections; hearings before local boards of adjustment; and, local code enforcement board fines.

NKAPC has handled these responsibilities for numerous Northern Kentucky local governments since 2005. The new fee schedule is available online at the One Stop Shop program website.